Thanks to Scott Baird of ScreentRants.com for the inspiration!
9. HOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE
Professor Hojo loves experiments that involve the creation of new life forms. This is how Sephiroth was born, as Hojo conceived a child with Lucrecia for no reason than to experiment on the fetus. Hojo injected Sephiroth with Jenova cells while he was still in the womb, as he believed this was the key to opening the way to the Promised Land.
Hojo wasn’t through with birthing experiments. There is a disturbing scene in Final Fantasy VII where we discover why Hojo wanted to kidnap Aerith. He had placed her in a pod with Red XIII, in the hope that the two of them would conceive a child. This is mainly unsettling because Aerith looks like a human woman, while Red XIII looks like a red tiger. Luckily, Red XIII attacks Hojo and joins your party before anything too messed up can happen.
So basically one of the main villains of Final Fantasy VII is an advocate of bestiality. This should probably be glossed over in the remake.
And I say: probably. We can only imagine Aerith frantically screaming at the prospects of what could happen. And X7Strife agrees:
I know this is something many fans want to keep in the remake to show Hojo’s insanity, but to be honest I personally hope they change it, not because I want them to tone down the bizarreness but simply because the idea “throw in a beast and let’s hope they have sex (and hope they are even sexually compatible) just to breed an ancient with a long lifespan” is not just absurd but simply dumb (I don’t that Hojo is thaaaaat supid)
But I don’t. Hojo’s ideas are so insane and out to left field that they appear dumb to us. Any normal human being can see that this plan makes no sense. Yet the fact that Hojo doesn’t see it makes a case for his utter insanity. Or maybe his degenerate mind he covers his sick, dark and twisted fetish behind the guise of “science”.
And wouldn’t this illustrate his character, complement the narrative, or maybe even make a moral statement on science itself? Where do we draw the line when gathering facts? Should we breed two different species? Are scientists who manipulate the genes of humans and animals in this way impartial or mentally ill?
Red XIII breaking free and mauling Hojo might give us an answer. And that’s something I want to see in the remake.